Need a restaurant rec please for out-of-towners tonight in Studio City or Sherman Oaks on Ventura Blvd. and it has to be a non-scary, welcoming experience. Any cuisine except Mexican okay. Not too fancy, somewhere we can sit and talk for awhile. We're eating at 5 p.m. (I know, I know) so getting a reservation shouldn't be a problem. Am throwing myself on your mercy and thank you!